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“Cool Vibe, Good Steaks at new Mastro's Palm Desert, CA” 4 of 5 stars
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Mastro's Steakhouse
246 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210-5302
310-888-8782
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Ranked #9 of 280 Restaurants in Beverly Hills
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Wilshire Blvd
Palm Desert, California
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“Cool Vibe, Good Steaks at new Mastro's Palm Desert, CA”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

I went with a couple of business friends to Mastro's new Palm Desert, CA steakhouse during their opening week and it's got a really cool vibe. The restaurant's basically built around the bar/lounge area and attracts an ecletic, well dressed looking clientele. On a Wednesday night at 8:00, the place was packed. For starters, drinks at the bar are a must. They've picked and trained the bartenders very carefully as they're outgoing and know their stuff. Our bartender, Shanice (I think that's right), asked my name right off, introduced herself, and was very helpful in choosing wines, offering tastings of different picks. The drinks were also very ample to say the least! She created a very good first impression and the bar scene was a good place to start. Check one box. Now to the restaurant and food. Once again, our server was friendly, engaged and efficient. We had steaks of course and they were very good with the usual steakhouse sides, Caesar salad, creamed spinach and scalloped potatoes. Delicious. Only one small problem with my steak not being cooked just right - I ordered medium rare but it was closer to rare. Our server took it back and returned it just right. I'll nitpick a little on this. Mastro's is an expensive place. My steak was $54 (big though, 24 oz NY & the do have lower priced 16oz NYs I'll concede) and for a place of this caliber, I would have refired a new steak, not sent out the old one with a few bites out of it. But it was opening week so you might expect a few hiccups. All in all, I give it 4 1/2 stars out of 5 for food, in the very good steakhouse category, and 5 stars for service and atmosphere. In my book, for the steaks to get 5 stars, in addition to quality, they must be dry aged for a minimum of 30 days not wet aged as is their meat. Still, well worth a visit.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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“Seafood tower...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Expect to spend some money; but you will get the most out of your dollar. The quality and freshness of the food is superb; the wines are reasonably priced and of excellent quality.

Try the seafood tower; king crab, oysters, claws, lobster tails and many other delicacies from the sea...

Visited October 2012
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“So bling - so LA”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

For a Brit abroad this is an eye opener. Just what you expect a restaurant to be like in LA. Loads of eye candy and all the waiting staff look like models and out of work actors. Rather noisy though so dont come here for a quiet chat
But the food was surprisingly good.
Really enjoyed my steak and was reccommended a great Californian merlot - cant remember the name

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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“DIVINE”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

My wife and I were in LA for the Breeders Cup. We made reservations for 7:00, Thursday, Nov. 1. at Maestro's. We arrived at 7:55 and were steated at once. The service was great. We ordered the petite steak with bone and a side of mash potatoes with lobster.----- It was-- DIVINE--
atmosphere was a bit noise--- overall well worth it

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Los Angeles, California
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“Meat Market”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Literally! Not only will you get top notch meat, fillets are great, but also if you're looking for a hookup, the place is full of people ready to mingle (upstairs at the bar) but be warned, the lights are dimmed, so that pretty face you see, might have 20 Botox injections, lift and tucks everywhere. I'm not hating on anyone but this place is the capital of plastic surgeries. I was a bit disturbed because there were several "girls of the night" trying to find costumers, and it was very obvious they were negotiating $$$, other than that, the Pork dish was delicious, the macaroni and cheese is a must, and their seafood platter as an app was a hit! Don't forget dessert, their famous butter cake was heavenly!!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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